King loses 13 lbs., celebrates with an Easter feast

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has done it.

The congressman laid down a weight loss challenge for himself in mid-February, at the start of Lent, saying that he had to lose a significant amount of weight by Easter or else he'd skip the Easter Sunday feast.

Well, King tweeted on Sunday that he didn't go hungry.

"Made weight so sat down to Easter dinner with family. Dropped 13 lbs during Lent. Clothes fit and my soul is improved. Happy Easter!"

King isn't the only politican to publicize his weight loss goals recently. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) lost more than 40 lbs. last year after vowing to drop excess weight and eat a healtheir diet.

In 2004, King's fellow Republican, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee lost more than 110 lbs. and shared insights gleaned from recovering from what he called his addiction to food in a book, "Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork: A 12-Stop Program to End Bad Habits and Begin a Healthy Lifestyle."